|Birth name||Myron Demond Butler|
July 27, 1974 |
|Genres||Christian R&B, gospel, soul, rhythm and blues traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel, contemporary R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, Record Producer, Music Director, Vocalist, Organist, Pianist|
|Associated acts||Myron Butler & Levi
Myron Demond Butler (born July 27, 1974) is a Grammy award winning gospel musician, who is a record producer, singer-songwriter, music director, vocalist, organist, and pianist. Most notably, he is known as the leader of the gospel choir, Myron Butler & Levi. Since 1997, he's worked as a vocal director and backup singer for several notable artists to include Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Smokie Norful, Donald Lawrence, and Yolanda Adams.
At an early age, Myron Butler developed an appreciation for music and, at 17, his first song, "Lift Him Up", was recorded by Dallas’ DFW Mass Choir. While working on the recording, Butler became good friends with the choir's director Kirk Franklin.
During his last two years of high-school, Myron formed a community choir of his teen-aged peers in Dallas, but, upon graduation, he left them to pursue a degree in psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing his freshman year, Butler decided not to return to school. He remained in Atlanta for a year before deciding to return to Dallas, where his choir had continued to grow, in spite of changes in personnel. The group, which had become popular in the area began calling itself God's Property and welcomed Myron as their main choral director.
Returning to Dallas allowed Myron Butler to renew his friendship with Franklin, and God’s Property offered backup vocals for Franklin and The Family on occasional dates in and around Dallas. He would later join Franklin's group One Nation Crew for that group's short existence.
He also did a song with a Dallas based youth choir called Total Praise on their CD "Faithfulness". Butler also serves as minister of music at Bishop T.D Jakes mega church, The Potter's House in Dallas, Tx.
He is married to Timberlyn Butler, and they were married on July 5, 2003.
- Set Me Free (with Levi)
Released November 8, 2005
#18 (US Gospel)
- Stronger (with Levi)
Released August 28, 2007
- Revealed – Live in Dallas (with Levi)
Released March 30, 2010
Released January 24, 2012
- "Set Me Free"
October 25, 2005
July 19, 2007
- "Bless the Lord"
August 9, 2011
- Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers Finalé DVD April 4, 2006
- Stronger DVD October 2, 2007
- Marvin Sapp - Thirsty DVD
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- Broadcast Music, Inc.. "Songwriter/Composer: BUTLER MYRON DEMOND". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- Butler, Timberlyn (July 27, 2012). "Love you bae!!! U make me :)RT @timberlynbutler: Happy B-day 2 the ❤ of my life @myronbutler. He is the truth!". Twitter. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- Intelius. "Myron D Butler in Dallas, TX". Intelius. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- Butler, Myron. "Myron Butler The Artist & Ministrel at a Glance". Myron Butler. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- "Myron Butler & Levi Biography". EMI Gospel. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-08-13.
- Butler, Timberlyn (July 5, 2012). "Today, 9yrs ago, I married the most beautiful woman in the world! @timberlynbutler Happy Anniversary bae! You are my life!!!". Twitter. Retrieved April 20, 2015.